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    Driving Information Puerto Rico

    Driving Licence Requirements

    The driving licence requirements in Puerto Rico state that you must have a full driving licence that is valid in your country of residence.

    Age Restrictions

    To hire a car in Puerto Rico you need to be at least 25 years old and have held your driver's license for over a year.

    Driving Distances

    • San Juan to Aguadilla - 133kms (1hour/40mins)

    • Manati to Mayaguez - 111kms (1hour/30mins)

    • Rio Grande to Ceiba - 29kms (30mins)

    Road Rules and Petrol Stations

    • General Puerto Rico driving information, laws rules and regulations:

    • Driving in Puerto Rico is on the right hand side of the road, be sure to remember this when driving a car hire in San Juan.

    • Seat belts when driving a hire car in Puerto Rico are mandatory.

    • Children under 12 require a child seat and must seat in the back

    • The use of a mobile phone while driving is prohibited, with the exception of a hands-free system.

    • Drivers are to carry at all times while driving, a valid driver's licence, registration documents and insurance documents.

    • Many of the Puerto Rico petrol stations open 24 hours, offering both full and self-service. Keep in mind that petrol is sold by the litre.


    Puerto Rico has three toll roads. These are relatively cheap and usually far less congested than other roads, making them a practical alternative for driving around with a car hire in Rio Grande.

    Parking Information

    Parking in Old San Juan is pretty much non-existent, except for the parking lot La Puntilla, which charges a fixed daily price. Why not check the Puerto Rico parking information with your hotel before you arrive?

    One-way Car Hire

    Domestic one-way car hire within Puerto Ricois possible. Some restrictions and charges do apply. International one-way car hire is not permitted.

    When you book a car hire it's important to take a look at the above Puerto Rico driving information, rules and regulations about driving your car hire, in order to ensure you have the safest possible journey.

    Useful Links

    Puerto Rico Airport Information

    Puerto Rico Travel Information

    Puerto Rico on Wikipedia

    Google Maps Puerto Rico